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Norton Woman Sues Trooper Who Shot Her In Hunting Accident

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BOSTON (CBS) – The Norton woman who was seriously injured in a hunting accident on New Year’s Eve is suing the off-duty state trooper who shot her.

Cheryl Blair alleges recklessness and negligence on the part of John Bergeron. The trooper says he mistook her dog’s tail for a deer tail when he fired his gun at dusk while Blair walked her dogs in the woods behind her house.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Lana Jones reports

As he called or help, Bergeron wanted to know why she wasn’t wearing an orange vest in deer season. She says she’s been walking her dogs along that path for 25 years.

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Her husband Jim says they only want to cover medical expenses which have so far reached half a million dollars.

Blair has undergone 10 surgeries to repair a shattered hip and fight a persistent infection.

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